Want to have a coffee date?
It has been awhile! If I had you over to my house, I would offer you a coffee… a hot chocolate or Dr. Pepper for me. There would be soft music playing from my desk and my kids would be bringing you every toy possible to show and share it with you.
My little Apple would be swaddled up and sound asleep by the fire.
I would probably sit down on the floor, Ainsleigh in my lap..Aiden still close by. I would ask you about life? About what’s going on, what’s making you tick?
I would probably apologize for the dogs barking and trying to give you a million kisses.
I would tell you that life is good here. The fall is my favorite time of year and Thanksgiving makes me happy. I love rejoicing in thanks…and reflecting on the year. This year has been a good one. I would ask your favorite Thanksgiving meal? And tell you that I adore broccoli casserole and pumpkin pie. I love the smell of candles burning and the Christmas music playing.
I love loooveeeeee buying and making Christmas gifts and have already started!
I would tell you that I have a new dream I am starting to “leap” on but am terrified and incredibly insecure when it comes to this new little venture. Maybe if I muster up the guts, I would spill out what it is.
I would tell you that my kids are growing. that it’s happening too fast.
I would tell you that lately I have realized what a gift it is to compliment.
My Aiden is in a season of blessing everyone with constant compliments.
“Wow Meme, your house is so beautiful.
Monga, your dress is incredible.
Mama, your eyes are the prettiest I have ever seen.
Daddy, when Aiden is big…I want to be just like you.”
The beauty in his words.
The innocence and truth in them.
They flow like butter from his tender heart.
I would tell you that I am learning from him. I want to bless people with the gift of compliments.
I would tell you that there are so many moments as a mom…moments that make me just want to curl into a ball and weep because they are so sweet. so beautiful.
The way Ainsleigh wraps her arms around my neck,
the way apple smiles at me now,
the way Aiden traces his fingers along the edge of his “two ba” (blankie) when he is tired.
The way she taps her fingers on the bed when she is falling asleep.
the way Aiden asks me to help him brush his elephant toy’s teeth before bed.
makes me weep, I tell ya.
I might even mention that we re.watched Aiden’s third birthday video the other night and that there is this part in it where Aiden is taking his tickets up to the counter to claim his prize. He only has like 4 tickets and everytime I watch my heart literally aches. Like I want to give him 50 more tickets to claim the biggest, greatest prize.
And his true, pure joy when he claims a tiny one.
I would thank you for coming over. That it meant the world. And I’d tell you I can’t wait to play again soon.